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Posted inHealth & Welfare, Justice & Safety

In Haiti, U.S. deportees face illegal detentions and grave health risks

The United States this year has deported more than 250 Haitians, half of whom were jailed without charges in facilities so filthy they pose life-threatening health risks. Some Haitians faced lengthy confinement in U.S. immigration facilities before the deportations. An investigation by the nonprofit Florida Center for Investigative Reporting found evidence that the Obama administration has not followed its own policy of seeking alternatives to deportation when there are serious medical and humanitarian concerns.

Posted inGovernment, Justice & Safety, Security after 9/11: 10 Years Later

From ports to power plants, millions spent to avert state terrorism attacks

Federal funding to protect key infrastructure grew after the 9/11 attacks, but has declined as overall homeland security funding has dropped sharply in Wisconsin. That has forced a shift in strategy away from protecting sites to responding more effectively if man-made or natural disasters occur. Part 2 of 3 in the series “Security after 9/11: 10 Years Later.”

Posted inGovernment, Justice & Safety, Security after 9/11: 10 Years Later

A decade after 9/11 attacks, Wisconsin’s homeland security spending falls sharply

Federal funding for much of the state’s homeland security effort, designed to prepare and protect Wisconsin in the event of terrorist attacks and other emergencies, is being drastically cut as Congress focuses on states that are more likely terrorism targets.